Hello dear JEM community,
it happened this way that some years ago I purchased a used Ibanez JEM7V-wh, then I kinda lost contact with the guitar and music in general and now I am back on it!
I have the following problem and I would appreciate if someone could help me out; my JEM has a slightly erased serial number on the headstock, where only the last digit can be seen. It should have been produced somewhere between 2000 and 2009, but I cannot be sure.
To prevent any side discussion;
1. the guitar is original, I got this confirmed by a professional and even without that, it sounds
like an original. I am not super advanced, but I can tell if a 2,5k guitar is genuine or a crappy replica.
2. the guitar was not stolen or anything, it's just in my country (Southeastern Europe, let's not call names here
) there was this idiotic/criminal thing that shop owners used to import Ibanez instruments from other European countries, even though there was an exclusive distribution agreement with a specific shop. The result? Some bright shop owners used to scratch off/erase a part of the serial number, so that the instruments could not be identified and thus cause them any problems for importing.
Long story short, the JEM has no full serial number on the headstock. And my question; is there any other place where I could find any information engraved in the instrument? Inside the body or where the neck and body meet? If not, would I be able to track the instrument anyhow through the officlal Ibanez side without getting in trouble?
Thanks in advance, guys!